Zooey Deschanel is an American actress born in 1980 in California to a showbiz family; both her older sister and mother are actresses, and her father is a cinematographer. She tends to play roles that place her as an odd girl. She plays several musical instruments, and is part of an indie duo with M. Ward. She got her first professional acting role in TV in 1998, and has 46 titles, both movies and television, under her belt. For more dish on Deschanel text 542542 (costs $1.49 plus any standard messaging charges from your carrier).